Rowan College at Gloucester County

Arts & Sciences – Theater/Drama Option (A.A.)


The Arts & Sciences – Theater/Drama option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a theatre-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on theater as a specific field of study.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various scientific, artistic, social and historic ideas and perspectives

  • Analyze information and use critical thinking skills to make decisions and solve problems

  • Demonstrate basic acting skills and an understanding of performance theater


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from students in other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Download Program Requirements


Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some of our students in this program have transferred to the following four-year universities:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Rowan University

  • Neumann University

Please visit the CA​P Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Actors

  • Directors and producers

  • Teachers

Find out where U.S. News & World Report rates careers in the theater field in U.S. News' Best 100 Jobs.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.